Auditions And Competitions

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The Junior Competition provides students in school grades 3-8 (piano and orchestral instruments) with the opportunity to perform in a competitive setting that will allow those students who exhibit a sufficient level of performance skill to have the opportunity to perform in recital at one of the District Conferences.
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The collegiate competition has a variety of categories for undergraduate and graduate students. Winners will appear in recital at the State Conference.
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The Marilyn Witcher Junior Honor Competition allows OMTA teachers with national certification to enter fifth and sixth grade pianists and instrumentalists aspiring to be young artists in a competitive event to build confidence in performing repertoire needed to prepare for and enter the MTNA Junior Performance Competitions in the following years.
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The Senior Competition provides students in school grades 9-12 (piano, orchestral instruments and voice) with the opportunity to perform in a competitive setting, advance to a final round and perform in recital at the State Conference.
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The District Achievement Audition allows students in school grades K-12 (3-12 for the Merit Division) to perform in a non-competitive setting in order to recognize and encourage individual achievement without comparison or contrast with other students of similar age and/or length of study. Students receive critiques. Students may have the option of performing again at the State Achievement Auditions. Qualification for the State Achievement Audition is based upon the District Achievement Audition rating (receiving a I rating / I+ or I for the Merit Division) and the fulfillment of other audition requirements. 
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The Theory/Aural Awareness tests knowledge of theory and listening skills in a written format. It is open to students in all grades with the level determined by the teacher. It is given in conjunction with the District Achievement Auditions.

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The MTNA Student Competitions consist of three levels: State Competition, Division Competition and National Finals.

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